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Hand D and Sir Thomas More
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0566  Tuesday, 23 September 2008

From:       Abigail Quart <
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Date:       Friday, 19 Sep 2008 05:26:26 -0400
Subject: 19.0562 Hand D and Sir Thomas More
Comment:    RE: SHK 19.0562 Hand D and Sir Thomas More

English contracts. Cannot becomes can't. Brighthelmstone is Brighton.  Magdalene 
is maudlin. Is it possible . . . in the smallest way . . . that this is the 
answer to the much debated meaning of "the prenzie Angelo"? Is this another way 
of saying "prentice"? I'm suddenly noticing the relationship between "frantic," 
"frenetic," and "frenzy." If "frenzy" is a contraction of "frenetic" or 
"frantic," could "prenzie" be a discarded contraction for "prentice" which was 
Shakespeare's other usage for "apprentice"?

This would tighten the similarities between Isabella, the apprentice nun, and 
Angelo, the deputy, who was learning on the job.

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